Teaching Technician - Biosciences Teaching Laboratories Ref 5101

School/department:  School of Life Sciences
Hours: Term-time, full time or part time hours up to 36.5 hours per week during the 39 weeks across term. This is typically between September to May. Staff asked to arrange their hours with their teams to provide cover between 08:00 and 18:00 each working day.
Contract: Fixed-Term 2 Years
Reference: 5101
Salary: starting at £21,814 and rising to £25,217 per annum
Placed on:  24 February 2021
Closing date:  17 March 2021   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 3 weeks after closing date
Expected start date: ASAP


Job description

We are looking for a highly motivated, hard working person to join a team of technicians supporting multiple teaching laboratories and field activities.

  • The post requires a proactive approach, initiative, the ability to work both independently and as part of a team with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The post holder will be highly organised with a positive and flexible approach to work in order to deal with a variety of requests and tasks.
  • It would be of benefit if the successful candidate had experience of providing a student focused service for the subjects of biomedical or biological sciences at undergraduate level.
  • The post holder should be able to provide a consistently high level of background support to the other teaching technicians within the School.
  • The role will include supporting all aspects of preparation and clearing of laboratory classes and fieldwork including setting up equipment, equipment fault finding, general servicing of equipment, preparation of reagents, maintaining stock levels and providing advice for students and support for academic staff during laboratory sessions.

The School of Life Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff and providing an inclusive working environment. The School currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award, has developed a Race Equity Action Plan and hosts an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group.

Applications are particularly welcomed from Black and minority ethnic candidates, and women, trans and non-binary candidates, who are under-represented in the School of Life Sciences.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with Kristy Flowers (Teaching Lab Supervisor) K.Flowers@sussex.ac.uk before applying.

Download job description and person specification Ref 5101 [PDF 206.70KB]

If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk to discuss your personal circumstances and whether you meet the criteria


How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunties form [DOC 108.50KB] and fill in all sections.


You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to lifescirecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

Download our terms and conditions summary for Technical staff [PDF 9.81KB]


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